Design and integrative therapy combine in Laura Deschl's "trauma-healing" garments

Laura Deschl's healing imprint

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Laura Deschl has developed The Healing Imprint, a therapeutic garment that looks like activewear but is made to help heal trauma.

The project was developed to explore the potential of combining acupressure – a non-invasive practice originating in traditional Chinese medicine – with yoga-like movement to treat psychological trauma.

Woman wearing light teal bodysuit with matching gloves with a grid pattern stitched into it and massage balls inside the grid
The garments are designed to be used for a combination of acupressure and trauma-informed yoga

Deschl produced custom-knit garments with a grid stitched into them that allows small massage balls to be inserted and moved onto specific acupressure points on the body, feet, hands and head.

The garments’ aesthetic is similar to activewear or leisurewear, and a full set includes a bodysuit, gloves, socks and a pillow.

The idea is to combine acupressure with an embodied movement practice based on yoga, which would allow a person’s bodyweight to heighten the pressure at the targeted “acu-points.”

Person wearing one Healing Imprint places a gloved hand on another's shoulder
The garments have channels stitched into them that allow massage balls to be moved onto acupressure points

Deschl based The Healing Imprint on research that shows how physical therapies can be incorporated into psychotherapy to help people heal from psychological trauma, in an approach known as integrative therapy.

She was particularly inspired by the work of Bessel van der Kolk, whose 2014 book The Body Keeps the Score documents the effects of trauma and an array of methods that can be used to treat it.

“I was inspired by how he is incorporating ‘untypical’ ways of healing trauma, such as through yoga, tapping and community,” Deschl told Dezeen.

Woman wearing a Healing Imprint therapeutic garment with a meridian print and holding a matching pillow
A full garment set includes a bodysuit, gloves, socks and a pillow

“My research also encompassed certain other thinkers, but their take on healing trauma through the body is somehow similar,” she continued. “One thing is certain: they are all convinced that the body needs to play a major role in overcoming the imprint left on the body caused by a traumatic event.”

Acupressure has been used to address symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as trauma-related anxiety and depression.

With The Healing Imprint garments, the acupressure aims to help the wearer access buried memories or emotions, while the trauma-sensitive yoga practice would facilitate introspection around those recollections.

Deschl said that a person’s body and their emotions are “two elements that are crucial for one’s sense of self, but are often highly impaired as a result of trauma”.

“Many people with histories of trauma and neglect experience an extreme disconnection from their body due to a deep divide between the sense of self and sensory experiences,” said Deschl.

“The goal of this project is to help patients train embodiment and thus bring them closer to their bodies.”

The Healing Imprint garment with a massage ball positioned in a valley of one channel
The channels in the garments allow the massage balls to stay in place

One of The Healing Imprint garment sets is knitted from predominantly merino wool plated with an elastic yarn, which was produced specifically for the project.

A second set with meridian patterns is made from a recycled knitted athleisure fabric, while the massage balls are gemstones.

The Healing Imprint includes a set of illustrations showing where to place the balls for which symptoms, and Deschl worked with a psycho-motor therapist to facilitate test sessions with trauma patients.

Woman lies on a yoga mat on her stomach with her head resting on a therapeutic pillow
The garments are based on research showing how integrative therapies can be used to help people heal from trauma

Deschl tested the garments at Eindhoven mental health institute GGzE and is seeking funding to further develop the project.

A social designer and artistic researcher, Deschl has a background in fashion and textiles as well as yoga teaching.

The Healing Imprint is her graduate project from the Master of Fine Arts and Design at Design Academy Eindhoven and is emblematic of her interdisciplinary approach.

Illustration showing acupressure points around the neck, wrists, knees, chest, stomach and rear
The project includes illustrations showing recommended placement for massage balls

“The garment is not only an interface for an individual to access embodied knowledge and self-awareness, but also represents how design can converge fields such as science, business, medicine, psychiatry and textile-making,” said Deschl.

Other designers to have made tools for therapy include Ariadna Sala Nadal, whose Balisa kit is meant to help children express their emotions, and Nicolette Bodewes, whose tactile objects are to assist adults in talk therapy.

Photography is by Iris Rijskamp.

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This leather card-holder is made just by folding a single piece of leather – no metal rivets, stitches, or glue

With a design that relies on the simple powers of Origami and Kirigami, the One Piece Leather explores how to build products without additive or subtractive design. Armed with just one piece of stamp-cut leather (that’s probably the only subtractive process used in the entire product), designers Hou Shuo and Zhang Xiao have created a compact, minimalist leather card holder with 2 sleeves to separate multiple cards, and even a flap to close the cardholder and prevent objects from falling out.

The cardholder is perhaps the businessperson’s most important accessory. It does two main jobs, hold your own cards that you distribute to others, and hold the cards you receive from other people in the industry. Up until social media allowed people to connect to each other, the card-holder was the most powerful tool to expand your professional network. In a lot of ways, it still is an incredibly powerful piece of EDC, and the One Piece Leather is a rather nifty little product. Made from just one simple stamped piece of leather (ideally you could make it out of denim, Tyvek, canvas, or any other fabric), the One Piece Leather lets you simply fold your card-holder together. It ships flat-packed, making it rather logistically efficient, and engages you as the user, by letting you build your product (where have I heard this strategy before? Oh wait, IKEA!)

The holder’s clever design wraps around itself in a way that lets you segregate your cards by having a separate compartment for the cards you distribute versus the cards you receive… and its compact shape and size means your cardholder easily slips right into your pocket so you can carry it around wherever you go. Besides, the lack of rivets, stitches, and glue makes it pretty cost-effective (in terms of materials used/required and labor costs), and allows it to be more durable and easy to recycle too.

The One Piece Leather is a winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award for the year 2021.

Designers: Hou Shuo & Zhang Xiao

DJI’s latest action camera just made the GoPro look like an expensive hunk of plastic

With an incredibly diverse eco-system of snap-on modules that let you practically attach the camera anywhere you want, the DJI Action 2 is what you get when you create a camera after intense research and design-thinking… not by simply copying what the rest of the market is doing.

Drone and gimbal makers extraordinaire, DJI seems to be completely disrupting the non-smartphone consumer camera market. The OM, Osmo, and Pocket give you a set of really powerful stabilized on-ground recording capabilities, while DJI’s drones really speak for themselves… With the Action 2, however, the company hopes to conquer yet another market that was up until now dominated by GoPro.

“The blueprint of an action cam is a familiar one – tough, waterproof, in a compact body”, says the narrator in the video above… and in doing so, perfectly describes the pit into which most tech companies fall – the pit of the ‘template’. It’s easy to be the second or the third best company in any domain… simply follow your biggest competitor and provide ‘the next best option’ for consumers to consider. This is something most action cameras have been doing by simply recreating what the GoPro pushed out. Once you hacked the template, you could make your action camera cheaper, have more memory, have a better battery, or cloud storage, and voila… your product was a worthy competitor to the GoPro. What the Action 2 aims at doing is redrawing that template by asking itself “If the GoPro didn’t exist, what would an action camera in 2021 look like?”

What the Action 2 gets right with its design isn’t just the camera (after all, DJI’s cameras are pretty fantastic to begin with) but rather how the camera is operated. The company designed an exhaustive list of modules, holders, and even accessories to go with their camera, all of which affix themselves to the Action 2 using an incredibly powerful set of magnets (a la MagSafe). The modules simply snap on or snap off, and give you a variety of use-cases, from being able to hold the camera in your hand, fix it to your chest/arm/head, attach it to your helmet, handlebar, or dashboard, place it on a steady surface, or even go underwater with it. If there’s a place you could take your Action 2, or an activity you could conduct with your Action 2… DJI’s thought of it and designed a module/accessory for it.

In many ways, this holistic approach is GoPro’s undoing. The way DJI’s modules just magnetically snap on or snap off the Action 2 make it really easy to use the camera anywhere and anyhow… and the camera’s all-terrain + waterproof design, 155° Super-Wide lens, powerful digital stabilization algorithm, and the 4-microphone recording setup make the Action 2 an incredibly compelling purchase.

Perhaps the Action 2’s most defining feature (and you’ll see it practically all their images) is the snap-on touchscreen module. Traditionally, all action cameras have lenses on the front and displays on the rear… and that’s great for filming everything except yourself. DJI’s Front Touchscreen Module basically lets you turn the action camera into a wide-angle vlogging camera. The module snaps right on and lets you attach other accessories like the tripod, selfie stick, car-mount, etc. Moreover, snapping it on doesn’t just give you a front-facing extra screen… it gives you an extra battery pack too, doubling the Action 2’s recording time to 160 minutes, and also adds extra mics for crisper audio recording – a feature that vastly benefits vloggers and influencers who want to be in the spotlight.

The Action 2’s expansive list of modules and attachments simply equip the already powerful camera to do much more. You’ve got your standard Power Module which bumps up the Action 2’s battery life, along with the Remote Control Extension Rod that triples as a selfie stick, tripod, and detachable remote controller. For sportsters, DJI has the helmet mount, and also a ball-and-socket module that lets you position the camera in any angle, be it downwards, upwards, or even in a tilting format. If you’re taking the camera swimming, a magnetic headband lets you go swimming and surfing, while the waterproof case lets you dive deep and low.

DJI’s more creative attachments include the magnetic lanyard, which definitely beats the GoPro’s chest-harness. Instead of strapping the camera to your torso, the magnetic lanyard lets you simply clip the camera onto your shirt using magnets. The reliable magnets do a pretty good job of holding your camera in place, and DJI’s image stabilization algorithms really speak for themselves at this point of time. The company’s even unveiled a snap-on macro lens that turns the ultra-wide shooter into a macro photography beast (with 4K capturing abilities)… and if you intend on using the Action 2 for interviews, vlogs, carpool karaoke, or even recording livestreams and audio concerts, DJI even has a powerful set of wireless dual-channel recorder mics that let you use the action camera like you would the Osmo or the Pocket. Probably the only thing missing now is for DJI to release a drone mount that lets you clip the Action 2 to any of their mid-tier drones for high-speed, high-altitude, high-adrenaline 4K capturing on a shoestring budget!

The DJI Action 2 is up for preorder today on DJI’s website, with shipping starting early November. The Power Combo (camera, Power Module, Lanyard, and Adapter mount) costs $399. The Dual Screen Combo throws in the Front Touchscreen Module and the Magnetic Ball-Joint mount too, bringing the bundle cost to $519.

Designer: DJI

OverUnder renovates landmarked Boston building to create single-family residence

Boston house kitchen has a large window

Boston architecture studio OverUnder has renovated a heritage-listed Victorian home, extending the property to the rear and updating the interiors with a contemporary and minimalist palette.

The property is located in Boston’s South End, a neighbourhood characterised by its Victorian and Italianate architectural influences.

Interior view of the kitchen at boston house
The three-unit property was renovated into a single-family home

The building’s exterior appearance falls under the protection of the South End Landmark District Commission (SELDC).

The challenge for OverUnder was to conduct a complete renovation of what was previously a three-unit home into a new single-family residence, without compromising the exterior appearance of the building.

Interior view of the living space at boston house
OverUnder demolished the interior of the home and redesigned it from scratch

“The interior of the house was completely demolished down to the side brick walls, the front façade and the roof,” said the team.

“As the design team had decided to remove all of the interiors and the rear wall, they had a blank slate with which to work.”

A blackened steel staircase connects the upper levels

As the demolition work progressed, the team discovered that the party walls did not have the anticipated bearing capacity that would be needed for the new layout.

They remedied this issue by creating ring beams – horizontal structural elements bolted to the demising walls at every storey – to support the new floors.

Access to the basement is via a wood-lined stairway

“The new floor joists spanned inside the ring beam which created a much stronger wall and floor making the building structurally sound,” OverUnder said.

The architects laid out the interior’s 3,100 square feet (288 square metres) over five floors, including the basement, creating space for four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

A bedroom has built in cabinetry at boston house
The studio used Douglas fir for built-ins throughout the home

An extension was built at the back of the home, facing Waltham Street, using bricks salvaged from the demolition process.

This volume houses the kitchen and rear deck on the first floor, as well as a home gym, a new entrance and mud room on ground level.

The staircase leading down to a spa in the basement is fully lined in timber.

“We wanted to create a feeling that it was cut from a single block of wood, so the walls, treads and risers are all of Douglas Fir and finished with the same white soap and lye,” said OverUnder.

A mud room was created as part of an extension to the rear

A blackened steel staircase connects the remaining three levels continuously and is illuminated by a skylight in the roof.

At each landing, OverUnder included glass guardrails rather than steel, which help bring as much light to the interiors as possible.

Boston house is located on a street corner
The Victorian-style property is located in Boston’s landmarked South End district

Other interior finishes include lye-washed Douglas fir, which was used for flooring, built-in cabinets, and accent walls throughout.

“We also removed all extraneous detail such as baseboards, window and door casings and ceiling coves,” said OverUnder. “We used frameless doors and returned the plaster in on the window jambs and created a half-inch shadow gap between the bottom of the walls and the floor.”

The rear extension was built using bricks removed during interior demolition

Despite the structural challenges and compact footprint, the outcome is a property with generous interiors and a contemporary feeling.

Also in Boston, Merge Architects has completed a housing development clad in corrugated steel that faces the harbor. There have also been plans for a carbon-neutral development using CLT lumber construction by Generate.

The photography is by Bob O’Connor.

Project credits:
Architecture: OverUnder
Interior design: MVA Home
Construction manager: Plattypus Construction
Structural engineer:Davidson Engineering
Geotechnical engineer: KMM Geotechnical
Civil engineer: Doyle Engineering
Lighting consultant: System7

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This shapeshifting TV turns into a virtual fireplace when you’re not binge-watching Squid Games on Netflix

A winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award, the 77W isn’t a television, but rather a versatile display that can alter itself based on need. For long, televisions have been just ugly black rectangles on walls when they’re switched off, making them rather unappealing to look at 90% of the time. LG’s attempted at solving this problem with their rollable TV, and even Samsung’s tried to address this with their Serif TVs as well as the ‘Ambient Mode’ on their QLED TVs that allowed the television to blend into the background. While the Ambient Mode was a fairly technical feature that required AI to be able to guess what the wall behind it looked like (and LG’s rollable display is just downright expensive), the folks at Skyworth have figured out a rather nifty way to turn the television into an ambient little decor-piece when not in use.

The 77W’s display unit sits on a stone-textured base, and comes with a wooden sleeve that can move up or down (as can the display itself). This allows the TV to assume 3 modes – a TV mode, a concealed mode, and a fireplace mode. The concealed mode allows the display to descend downwards into the wooden sleeve, hiding most of that black box behind a textured wooden panel… but the other two modes allow the 77W to truly shine… either as a high-definition television for watching news, videos, sports, and entertainment content, or as a fireplace that peeks from below the wooden panel, playing a looped high-definition video of burning logs and crackling flames.

What the 77W really does is turn the TV into less of an attention-commanding gadget and more into an ambient piece of technology that fits into homes – just like your smart speakers are designed to blend right into your interiors. The wood and stone aesthetic is relatively minimalist and works well with Scandinavian and Nordic-style of decor, and should really sit well around stone walls or wooden flooring. If you’ve got an inactive or faux fireplace in your apartment to begin with, putting the 77W TV right in front of it could really spruce your place up (and give you a reason to have your furniture facing the fireplace to begin with!)

The 77W Art Display Device is a winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award for the year 2021.

Designers: Shenzhen Chuangwei-RGB Electronics (Skyworth)

Saia Barbarese Topouzanov adds spiral staircases during Montreal housing renovation

Les Habitations Saint Michel Nord

Colourful spiral staircases now give direct access to units in the Saint-Michel Nord housing complex in Montreal, which was renovated by Saia Barbarese Topouzanov to update the ageing buildings and include a new pedestrian-friendly street.

Located in the underprivileged Saint-Michel neighbourhood, the housing complex was built in the 1970s in the brutalist style. Its 185 units lacked natural light, and the building’s poor energy efficiency made them uncomfortable and costly to maintain.

Housing complex with spiral staircases
The renovation of the Habitations Saint-Michel Nord housing complex involved adding spiral staircases to the exeterior

Architecture firm Saia Barbarese Topouzanov‘s intervention draws a new shared street through the long housing block, creating a safe outdoor space for the residents.

“The shared street is very important to the project because it allows for open pedestrian paths with no dead ends, improving residents’ sense of security,” said the architects.

Staircases and balconies
The colourful staircases lead to balconies used by the residents

Along this axis, colourful spiral staircases lead to balconies directly outside each unit – an amenity that the complex previously lacked.

Spiral staircases such as these are a prevalent feature in Montreal’s walk-up buildings, providing exterior spaces that residents may not otherwise have access to.

Deep orange spiral staircase
A variety of orange accents differentiate areas of the complex

“Overhanging rather than recessed balconies [create] added living space that is much appreciated in hot weather, particularly by people of modest means,” the team said.

Saia Barbarese Topouzanov chose a bright and cheerful finish for these exterior elements that gives each building a slightly different hue, while tying the overall composition together.

“The use of two similar colours to create a third made it possible to produce seven distinct colours using four base tones, from very pale yellow to a rich brick-red,” said the firm.

“In this joyful new setting, the use of colour helps build residents’ sense of belonging and identity.”

The Habitations Saint-Michel Nord housing complex in Montreal
The site is intended to be pedestrian-friendly

Locating the staircases outside also allowed the studio to redesign the layout of apartments. Those that were previously separated by an internal corridor now enjoy at least two exposures.

Interiors were refreshed, and taller windows were fitted to bring in more natural light.

Bright and colourful staircases
The renovated housing complex is designed to be bright and colourful

The project also involved adding a restaurant, a childcare centre and a youth club to the ground floor of the complex, aiming to help foster a sense of community among residents.

“The architects wanted to transform constraints into assets and offer residents a dignified, luminous and safe environment, disrupting the stigma surrounding social housing and its association with poverty,” said the team.

Montreal housing complex by Saia Barbarese Topouzanov renovated with colourful spiral staircases
Communal spaces were also added as part of the overhaul

The renovation project was completed in September 2020, and earned a 2021 Excellence Award from the Ordre des Architectes du Québec in the multiple dwelling units category.

Other housing projects that use colourful accent features include a pair of bright blue buildings in Denver that contain eight studio apartments designed by Productora, and a village of tiny homes in Los Angeles that can provide temporary shelter for up to 200 homeless people.

The photography is by James Brittain.

Project credits:

Client: OMHM (Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal)
Landscape architects: Vlan
Structural and civil engineers: Cima+
Mechanical and electrical engineers: Aedifica
Environmental consultants: Wood
Security consultants: Bouthillette Parizeau
General contractor: Cybco

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This palm-sized bike air pump comes with nighttime LED light + automatic tire pressure level detection!

Having a flat tire in the middle of nowhere can be the worst nightmare for motorists. More so, if you are not someone acquainted with swapping the rouge tire with a spare tire. These times call for an air pump that’s super easy to use and carry along. While there are countless such air pumps on the market, how about going even smaller and modern looking? A palm-sized smart air pump to be exact!

Meet the Lingmou intelligent portable air pump designed by Yifanzi J for awkward situations on unknown roads. Keeping in mind that motorists need to keep a check on their vehicle’s air pressure levels in all the tires, the portable air pump is a must-have without any questions. Tire bursts on freeways account for accidents, and no one wants to jeopardize their, as well as other motorist’s lives, do they? This proposed concept design is meant for Generation Z who like things as simple and time-saving as possible – not to forget the styling quotient.

Lingmou comes with a digital display to show the current pressure levels of the tire and a LED light to assist during nighttime tire woes. The air pump comes with intelligent tire pressure management functions and smart settings which fill the air to the exact amount required. When the right pressure level is reached the pump automatically stops the filling process – thereby, saving you from any presumed hassles. For the versatility aspect, the air pump can accommodate multifunctional pipes depending on the need. It can be used to fill the air in basketballs or footballs too – set to the right amount without fail.

The current prototype developed by Yifanzi looks good on all fronts – be it the size, portability aspect, or functionality. For me, the silver lining is the ability to carry it in my backpack or even pocket – as opposed to keeping a bulky air pump in the boot of my car. After all, it is better to have something handy if other motorists also need one –even though I might not be anywhere near my car. Given I could make the switch to this cool automotive accessory is an absolute no-brainer.

Designer: Yifanzi J

Frame table by John Pawson for Nikari

Frame table by John Pawson for Nikari

Dezeen Showroom: John Pawson has designed the Frame table for Nikari based on a dining table originally created for his own family farmhouse.

An initial iteration of the timber Frame table appeared at the architect’s rural retreat in The Cotswolds, which he converted from a farming complex that dates back to 1610.

Frame table by John Pawson for Nikari
The Frame table is available in oak or ash wood

For Nikari, Pawson has recreated the table in solid, responsibly sourced ash or oak wood, with simple, clean lines fused by traditional joinery.

The design is finished with a natural wood oil mix, which the brand says is healthy for both user and craftsperson while making the table silky to the touch. The table is durable and easy to maintain, with a life expectancy of more than 100 years.

Frame table by John Pawson for Nikari
The table features traditional joinery

Nikari describes the Frame table as emblematic of Pawson’s “warm minimalism”, which sees him imbue all his works with a sense of peace and quiet.

The Frame table is available as a four-seater, six-seater and 12-seater.

Product: Frame
Designer: John Pawson
Brand: Nikari

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Salon Art + Design fair presents collectible art and design in New York

A photograph of a table excited at Salon Art and Design Fair

Dezeen promotion: Salon Art + Design takes place in November, making it the “first major design fair to take place in New York since 2019″. Dezeen readers can receive a 20 per cent discount on their ticket.

Based at Park Avenue Armory in New York, Salon Art + Design was launched by Sanford L Smith + Associates as a major fair dedicated to celebrating global art and design.

The fair celebrates its ten-year anniversary at this year’s edition from 11-15 November, when it will showcase a diverse range of collectible art and design, including ceramics and lighting.

Pieces on show date from the 1920s to the present day and include work by both well-known and emerging artists.

The fair will exhibit collectible design from over 11 countries, including tribal and Japanese design and pre-Columbian work.

A photograph of the Seagull chair
Above: Seagull Chair by Gosta Berg and Stenerik Eriksson will be shown. Photo by Lost City Arts. Top: Wendell Castle, Blowin’ in the Wind will also be on show. Photo is by Daniel Kukla for Friedman Benda

This year the fair will also show jewellery for the first time, including Didier Ltd of London’s collection, which includes a Lalanne necklace and bracelet.

“The fair’s 10th anniversary will celebrate not only the world’s finest art and design but the opportunity to experience it in person, the first major design fair to take place in New York since 2019,” said the Salon Art + Design organisers.

A diverse range of western design will be exhibited, including contemporary and art nouveau pieces from galleries such as Chastel Maréchal, Maison Gerard, Friedman Benda, Priveekoelletie, and R & Company.

An image of Silvia Furmanovich's vase
Marquetry vase with pink and purple floral patterns. Photo is by Silvia Furmanovich

“The fair is also excited to welcome back such galleries as London’s Michael Goedhuis Gallery who had been a past exhibitor but taken a break for the last few years,” said the organisers.

American galleries that have partnered with the fair include Carole Davenport Japanese Art, Throckmorton Fine Art, Onishi Gallery, Ateliers Courbet, Gallery Dobrinka Salzman, and Culture Object.

Portuondo, which has galleries in Madrid, London, and New York, will exhibit a curved sofa designed by late American designer Vladimir Kagan.

An image of art piece called Troubled Waters
Kari Dyrdal, Troubled Waters III. Photo is by Hostler Burrows

Onishi Gallery of New York will showcase a range of Japanese designers’ metalwork, whereas Hostler Burrows will present the Troubled Waters art piece by Kari Dyrdal.

Lost City Arts will exhibit a range of American and European pieces, including the Seagull Chair and Ottoman by Gosta Berg.

A number of sculptural pieces will also be on display, including Luiza Miller’s coffee table exhibited by Magen H Gallery, Wendell Castle’s Blowin’ in the Wind, and Ron Arad‘s chair-like sculpture showcased by Geoffrey Diner Gallery.

A picture of a coffee table by Luiza Miller
Luiza Miller Coffee table. Photo is by Magen H Gallery

Also on show during the fair is Silvia Furmanovich‘s jewellery. The collection will be presented in the Armory’s historic Library Room, which will be transformed into a Brazilian rainforest installation.

“Collectible design is now more desirable than ever,” said Jill Bokor, executive director of Salon. “People who have been stuck at home look around, and after a certain point, their eyes need refreshing.”

“They realise the need for a new dining table, they want to change their lighting, or realise that a new ceramic would brighten their homes; they may have moved or renovated, and this has created newfound craving to change their mise-en-scene,” she added.

“As New York returns to normal, there is a hunger for connection and engagement, and Salon will provide that to its audience.”

Dezeen readers will receive a 20 per cent discount to Salon Art + Design with the code 21DZPT. To learn more about the fair, visit its website.

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Dezeen Courses now features over 100 architecture and design courses

More than 50 new architecture and design courses have been added to Dezeen Courses, which now features more than 100 courses in 13 countries.

Launched last month, the section features courses at over 3o institutions including leading names in creative education such as Pratt Institute in New York, the Royal College of Art and The London School of Architecture in London and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dezeen Courses provides essential resource

This new service at presents details of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, as well as short courses and remote learning programmes.

Dezeen Courses provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to study architecture, interior design or any design-related discipline.

It compliments Dezeen School Shows, our highly successful graduate showcase that has so far attracted over 700,000 page views.

Courses include architecture, design and other creative disciplines

Architecture courses range from specialised postgraduate programmes such as the Master in Architecture European Urbanisation and Globalisation course at University of Luxembourg, to industry essentials such as undergraduate architecture degree programmes.

Interior design courses include undergraduate programmes such as the Interior Design BA (Hons) course at University of East London as well as postgraduate courses such as the Interior and Spatial Design MA programme at University of the Arts London.

Other design programmes include courses in product and textile design, for example the Master of Fine Arts in Textiles (MFA) course at Parsons School of Design and the Product Design BA (Hons) course at ArtEZ University of Art & Design.

The service also lists courses from other design-related disciplines including fashion, such as the Fashion Design BA (Hons) course at Bath Spa University, and business, such as the Master in Business for Architecture and Design at IE University in Spain.

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